Archdiocesan Cemeteries offer the comfort of faith in various ways —
The place and manner of each death is so unique, so variable and often brings a sense of bewilderment, loss and uncertainty, even despair. Therefore, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries minister to the varied physical and emotional needs of our communion of mourners.
Our Grief Education Services and Programs provide crisis intervention and follow-up grief support after a death.
Specifically, our Director of Grief Education Services and the Family Service Counselors are specially trained and available to assist our Christian faithful through their journey of grief. Also, these Catholic Cemeteries has a full-time Priest Spiritual Director available to support the spiritual needs of our Christian faithful.
Furthermore, a climate of spirituality, prayer and liturgy in special memorial services and Masses is nurtured. These gatherings assemble those who are grieving and help them find the path to peace and acceptance.
Our cemetery environments point to another world and remind us of the unity that exists between the living and the dead, between Heaven and Earth. They help us remember the dead while supporting the grief journey of the living. These religious environments testify to the timeless, yet timely beliefs and values of our faith communities.
Beautiful and sacred chapels and mausoleums, designed to accommodate the Catholic Liturgy of Burial, encourage frequent visitation.
Shrines, statues and other spiritual and inspiring artwork minister through their beauty. The individual markers, monuments and memorials represent statements of faith crafted in stone, wood, metal.
Our natural environments also inspire and minister through beauty. God's own creation testifies to great power, yet tender care. The cycle of the seasons with sprouting, blossoming, fruiting, harvest and finally death, is a metaphor for life's journey. We continually are enhancing the landscaping and plantings on our grounds to create a beautiful place respectful of God and all God has created.